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THE FATE OF THE CHILDREN OF LIR - (by Gordon McLeod)  Year: 2008
Gordon McLeod Original song in an old celtic style about the Irish fable "The Fate of the Children of Lir". Female Vocals, European, Scotland
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - European, Scotland
272386 4:19 Med Slow 97   

Track Summary
Music Track Title: The Fate of the Children of Lir
Catalog ID: 272386  ISRC: US5UL0720574
Description: Original song in an old celtic style about the Irish fable "The Fate of the Children of Lir".

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Artist or Group: Gordon McLeod

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Keywords: Original Song, Irish, Celtic

Music Genre > Sub-genre
    European Music
       UK / Scottish (Celtic) music
Extended Properties
  Duration: 4:19   Tempo: Med Slow   BPM: 97
   Arrangement: Band / Ensemble
   Instruments: Guitar, Cello, Flute, Violin
   Vocal Mix: Female Vocals
   Language: English
Album: Beyond THe Pale: Strange Turns
Use Restrictions: Use in pornographic, x-rated, sexually stimulating or similar productions prohibited
Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited

Moods: Beautiful, Bittersweet, Delicate, Dreamy, Elegant, Ethereal, Exotic, Graceful, Heavy, Magical, Melancholic, Mellow, Mournful, Mystical, Passionate, Quirky, Sad, Soft, Somber, Spacious

Styles: Documentary, Early Music, Fantasy, Film Vocal, Rich and Luxurious, Romantic Epic, Section / Credits, Tragedy, TV Vocal

Regions: Ireland

Lyrical Topics: History, Magic, Spirit / Ghost, Destiny, Fate

Fate of The Children of Lir
Words and music by Gordon McLeod
Copyright 2000, 2002
Verse 1:
Soft float the mists from lake to shore,
Sad is the tale told o’er and o’er,
Children of Lir your woeful fate,
To swim as swans on mirror lake.

Beauty may seem a worthy prize,
But often wears a thin disguise,
A jealous heart, an evil fear,
Transformed the children of good King Lir

Fianuallu, Aod, Fiachra, Conn,
Nine hundred years your fate as swans,
No voice or harp can music bring,
To match the plaintive song you sing.

Verse 2:

A widowed king’s desire led,
Him to an envious beauty wed.
Her grace a darkened heart concealed,
Her curse did her true self reveal.

His precious children left in her care,
Did to the countryside repair,
Down to the lake for sport and game,
Her curse she placed, swans they became.

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3:
And Oh forlornly did they cry,
Across the lake, circling the skies,
Their father hearing of their fate,
Rushed madly, sadly to the lake.

Oh good King Lir, a tragic pain,
Within your heart now must remain,
No charm have you to end the spell,
No words your depth of grief can tell.

Repeat Chorus twice
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